When the writers of Narcos set out on telling the story of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar's murderous rise in the eighties, they were probably anxious about who they might piss off along the way.
And now, in a move that falls somewhere between pleasant and absolutely bone-chilling, Escobar's brother Roberto has asked Netflix to allow him to review the second series of the show before it airs in September.
"I am submitting a formal, friendly request to review this material solely on an informational basis. It is depicting me, my life, my family, and my brother. I think nobody else in the world is alive to determine the validity of the materials, but me," Roberto wrote in a statement.
Roberto was the accountant for the Medellín cartel (you think your job's stressful) and registered in 2015 for "successor-in-interest right" to Pablo Escobar and the Escobar family name in California.
As well as passive-aggressive letters, he's also written a book about his life in the cartel, which details how he survived a 1993 letter-bomb while in jail, and how he, er… found the cure for AIDS while working with horses.
So he's well balanced, then.
Roberto's associates claim they have been trying to get in touch with Netflix since the first season of Narcos.
"We tried to contact Netflix after we had registered the rights to Pablo, prior to Narcos being released with no response," Olof K. Gustafsson, CEO of Escobar Inc., said in a statement. "I think it is important that they recognize Roberto Escobar's wishes to review the show they are putting out, ensuring the family and viewers of an accurate portrayal of Pablo and Roberto."